Best pushchair brands
By Anna Studman
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iCandy pushchairs are popular, but how do they stand up to our tough tests? Read our brand guide below to find out.
The iCandy pushchair brand was launched in 2005 and is part of a British family business that dates back to the early 1930s.
It's a premium buggy brand and prides itself on its luxurious look and stylish designs and it's notable for naming its pushchairs after different types of fruit, such as the iCandy Apple and iCandy Raspberry pushchairs.
iCandy pushchairs are primarily designed for urban parents and come with higher price tags than most of its competitors. When you're budgeting, it's worth noting that for most models you have to purchase the hood separately in a 'flavour pack' to get it in your preferred colour.
Check out our iCandy pushchair reviews.
What is a typical iCandy pushchair like?
Our table reveals key information about the iCandy brand and its products from our tests both in the lab and with parents.
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|iCandy brand overview|
|Range of scores|
1 Note one
2 Note two
There are six pushchair models in the iCandy range – Apple, Strawberry, Peach, Peach Blossom, Cherry and Raspberry. All share similar looks, with a silver frame, chunky wheels and black or brightly coloured fabric.
iCandy pushchairs can be used as a travel system by attaching the Maxi-Cosi Cabriofix or the Maxi-Cosi Pebble car seat, available separately. Find out how these performed in our Maxi-Cosi child car seat reviews.
The Peach 3 is an updated version of the original Peach (then the Peach 2) - with a fourth update (back to just ‘Peach’) newly on the market. It's available as a single or double pushchair (Peach Blossom), while the Apple can be converted into a double buggy if you buy a Pear adaptor kit to hold a second seat and the iCandy Pear is a tandem double. You can attach a carrycot to all the pushchairs.
The Peach is available in a three-wheeled ‘All-Terrain’ version, as well as the standard version with four wheels.
iCandy Peach Blossom 3, iCandy Raspberry, iCandy Strawberry 2
iCandy Raspberry review
The Raspberry is a travel system, which is mainly designed for an urban environment. iCandy claims it's the lightest pushchair in its range and looks similar to the Bugaboo Bee.
But will it really be ideal for those living in the city? To find out what our experts thought ahead of our full test results, read the iCandy Raspberry review.
iCandy Apple 2 Pear single and double reviews
An update on a previous model after feedback from customers, this travel-system pushchair can be bought as a single Apple 2 pushchair – so it's capable of being converted into a double when needed – or as an already converted Apple 2 Pear double.
iCandy Peach 3 review
The original Peach pushchair has been a popular model for many years and can be converted to a double, making it the Peach Blossom 3.
Find out if the iCandy Peach 3 as a single has been successfully updated in our review, or whether it left our lab experts and parent panel underwhelmed.
iCandy Peach Blossom 3 review
We've also reviewed this pushchair when converted to a double. The conversion kit has been redeveloped, apparently making it easier to convert and use.
Our review of the iCandy Peach Blossom 3 reveals whether these changes have made it a Best Buy.
iCandy Peach first look
The popular iCandy Peach is now in its fourth incarnation, and, somewhat confusingly, is back to just being called the Peach.
Before we get full test results for this new Peach, you can see our first impressions of the update in our iCandy Peach first look review and first look video.
iCandy Peach All-Terrain review
The iCandy Peach Jogger has been renamed the All-Terrain. This is a three-wheeled version of the popular Peach pushchair but, unlike the iCandy Peach 3, this version can't be converted into a double.
Find out if this all-terrain model really is any good on all surfaces by visiting our review of the iCandy Peach All-Terrain.
iCandy Strawberry 2 review
The latest version of the iCandy Strawberry travel system can now be bought as a package with a carrycot and car seat adaptors, which you had to buy separately before. It can be folded with the seat attached and the shopping basket is bigger than the original.
Find out what our testers and parent panel thought of this new model with our review of the iCandy Strawberry 2.
iCandy Cherry review
The iCandy Cherry is a travel system that is meant to last your child from birth until the age of four, and is compatible with a range of car seats.
Find out if it goes the distance in our full iCandy Cherry review.
Second-hand iCandy pushchairs
A few of the iCandy pushchairs, such as the Cherry, are no longer sold widely, but can be bought second-hand, saving you money on expensive models as well. Read our second-hand pushchairs reviews to see if an older model might be the way to go.
How we review iCandy pushchairs
Our experts in the Which? test lab put each iCandy pushchair through more than 30 tests to check its strength, durability and safety in line with British standards including checking for finger traps or choking hazards.
We assess how easy the pushchair is to push, adjust for children of different ages and fold up. We also assess suitability for public transport and test to see if there's space left in the boot of a standard family car once the pushchair is in there.
The final part of our testing involves a panel of parents (and their babies), who rate the appearance and features of the pushchair. They take each model for a spin to see how easy and convenient it is to manoeuvre on pavements, bumpy ground, up and down stairs and around other obstacles.
Find out whether any iCandy pushchairs have topped our tests by browsing our Best Buy pushchairs.
How much does an iCandy pushchair cost?
Expect to pay from around £400 for an iCandy Raspberry to more than £800 for the iCandy Peach Blossom 3.
Compatible carrycots start from around £100, and there's a wide range of matching accessories available such as changing bags and blankets.
The Pear upgrade kit to convert an iCandy Apple into a double (including new seat units, frame and front wheels) costs around £300.
iCandy pushchairs are a good bet if you're prepared to buy second-hand pushchair as they tend to hold their value on eBay. Read our advice on buying second-hand baby products before you buy.
Where to buy iCandy pushchairs
The iCandy range is available from John Lewis and independent baby boutiques, as well as from online retailers and the iCandy website.
iCandy pushchair warranty
iCandy offers a 24-month warranty for the chassis and seat frame, and a six-month warranty for seat fabrics, carrycot and accessories.
You can get an additional six-month warranty on the chassis and seat frame by registering your pushchair with iCandy within six months of purchase.
The warranty applies only to the buggy’s first owner, though.
Phone: 01767 604400
Fax: 01462 485029
Address: iCandy World Limited, Montgomery Way, Biggleswade, Bedfordshire SG18 8UB.